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    • Automated testing is never enough
      In the pursuit to automate testing to create faster feedback loops and build quality in, some teams forget the value of manual testing. In my experience, without manual testing (as well) we are toast. It’s easy to underestimate the value of modern manual testing techniques. Automated tests (and any old-school manual tests following a test […]
    • How to successfully join a team as a coach
      You’re coaching a new team! Woohoo! You have so many ideas! You’re going to help make the team’s world a better place! All the things that you’ll do! Then you get there. The music stops, and the frustration sets in. You’re trying to help but team members come late to the daily scrums, they don’t […]
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    • Context impacts the outcome
      My exercise/work-out regime pretty much trends like a stock market. Many times, it goes down for weeks, and I have to pull myself back up to hit the gym again. I think it is a balancing act combined with the commitment to keep myself fit.Recently I was reading an article about the impact of exercise on the […]
    • Is this the end of Samsung ?
      Last week, I was returning to Melbourne from the Sydney trip. While the flight was about to depart the terminal, the captain made a safety announcement about the Samsung Galaxy Note seven being banned on the airplane due to it's fire risk.The announcement triggered my own bad memories with Samsung in the recent past in […]
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    • Testing with a DevOps Approach: An Interview with Tom Stiehm
      In this interview, Tom Stiehm of Coveros explains how you can integrate test automation with DevOps to create a continuous testing environment. In this performance-driven environment, software development, testing, and operations must evolve to meet iteration and release delivery goals.
  • RSS Practical Analyst

    • Join JB at Building Business Capability 2016!
      I’m excited to announce that I’ll be participating in this year’s Building Business Capability (BBC) conference in Las Vegas, NV. BBC is the official conference of IIBA, and the only event on the planet where you can learn and network […]
    • On the Essence of Business Analysis
      I recently had the opportunity to talk shop with Dave Saboe, who runs the Mastering Business Analysis website and accompanying podcast. The topic of our conversation was the "essence" or underlying "why" of business analysis, and how focusing on that "essence" or "why" can benefit the individual analyst, and the organization as a whole.
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    • Product Manager is not a “CEO” of their products
      From the time product management has been around, there is a notion that to be effective, product managers should behave like CEOs for their product. A belief that the successful product managers have the power to make decisions for their product like CEOs do for a company. Others can provide all the input they want, but the final decision […]
    • Fear of Missing Touch – How to lose your way with your target market
      You all have likely heard the term FOMO – “Fear of Missing Out” – the fear that makes us buy products/services because everyone else is doing it and for the fear of missing out on something that others are getting out of it. A fear that has been proven to move products – people wanting stuff […]
  • RSS Mark Stringer

  • RSS Cindy Alvarez

    • Give Permission to Complain
      Your customers don’t complain enough. (I know, that can feel awfully hard to believe sometimes.) If they did, you’d know all the interactions that frustrate them. You’d know where you’ve inadvertently forced them through three extra clicks every single time they need to use that feature. You’d understand why they were wary of upgrading to […]
    • What Does “Wishful Thinking” Validation Look Like?
      When I originally wrote this post, it was titled “What does a validated hypothesis look like?” But that’s not entirely accurate. A validated hypothesis requires more than words: it requires the customer to pay money, to pre-order, to invest learning time or social capital. That’s actually incredibly easy to spot. Either you’ve got cash in hand or […]
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    • Showing counters of transactions
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